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Governor Ivey awards grants to Forensic Sciences to battle drugs


Gov. Kay Ivey has amped up the arsenal in the fight against opioids and other illegal or abused drugs through $386,207 in grants to the state Department of Forensic Sciences.

Ivey awarded grants of $206,207 and $126,000 that will enable Forensic Sciences to purchase two state-of-the-art substance analyzers capable of rapidly analyzing and identifying prescription and illegal drugs, including opioids. The analyzers are also expected to help reduce a backlog of drug cases. Read the complete press release from ADECA below.

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